Man caught with two guns and stash of heroin at home jailed

A 37-year-old man has been jailed after he was caught with two guns and a stash of heroin at his home.

Christopher McKenzie, of Pawsons Road, Croydon, was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on January 30 to serve 10 years’ imprisonment, with an extra five years on licence.

McKenzie pleaded guilty to possession of two guns and ammunition with intent to endanger life, and possession with intent to supply 4.75 grams of heroin.

Officers went to McKenzie’s home on April 19, 2023, to arrest him following a police operation which suggested he was offending.

A Zoraki 914 handgun found at McKenzie’s home (Picture: The Met)

As officers arrived at his door, McKenzie was seen to be carrying a bag, which was then found to contain the guns. 

During the arrest, a search of the property revealed two guns, two separate magazines, two separate rounds of ammunition, ballistic body armor and Class A drugs.  

The firearms were examined and found to be a handgun and a self-loading pistol. 

At the time of his arrest, McKenzie was out on licence after being jailed in 2012 for selling firearms.

A Colt .25 self-loading pistol found by police at McKenzie’s home (Picture: The Met)

Detective Chief Inspector Lewis Sanderson said: “Despite being out on licence at the time of his arrest last year, McKenzie had still not learnt his lesson. 

“He had even incriminated himself by sending messages on his phone stating that he was ‘sleeping with a gun in his bedside table’. 

“We are totally dedicated to keeping people safe from weapons and drugs, and we do our jobs so we can ensure that criminals such as McKenzie are stopped. 

“It is very satisfying to know that he will not be able to cause harm to anyone, now he is once again behind bars.” 

Pictured top: Christopher McKenzie (Picture: The Met)

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